Competitive eater Joey Chestnut holds a plastic briefcase with $5,000 after winning the Famous Famiglia world championship pizza eating contest in New York City's Times Square. (Joey Chestnut is included in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) He won the $5,000 first prize after eating 45 slices of cheese pizza in 10 minutes. Each slice weighed 109 grams (3.84 ounces) and contained 260 calories. In ten minutes Joey consumed 10.81 pounds (4.9 kilograms) of pizza and drank a gallon of water. The pizza contained 11,700 calories.
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